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Using version tags?

In 2014 I noticed a number of questions with version tags, but the question or answers are not version specific. Having the version in the question body is certainly useful and appropriate for all ...
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Asking good Questions for GIS Stack Exchange?

I often see vaguely framed questions posted, and I would like to help their askers, but I cannot, because their questions are missing key information. Instead of having a long discussion in the ...
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Is GIS stackexchange ill?

I come here from time to time, mostly to read the month top questions and answers. Even if I haven't been very active, I've been around for quite some time (my first recorded interaction with this ...
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Using version tags on “timeless” questions?

The concept of "timeless" questions has been discussed in this answer to Asking same question for newer version? In a comment on that answer @underdark asked about what should happen to the qgis-2.6 ...
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Where is the line between Python and GIS?

Related to When are field calculator scripting questions on topic? and various comments on that Meta question (and many Main questions since) I think it is clear that we do not have consensus on where ...
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What do you think is the most appropriate way to apply the “Needs more focus” close reason?

Today I found the following question post: Multiple perpendicular cross sections It seemed to me that the question was "too broad", and I wanted to cast a closing vote for that reason. In ...
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Writing code snippets to get quicker answers?

I often use the term code snippet when trying to help users frame their coding questions. Other similar terms can be found in: How to create a Minimal, Reproducible Example: minimal, reproducible ...
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Do Google Earth and Google Earth Pro need separate tags?

Currently we have tags for: google-earth with 584 questions and a wiki excerpt of: Google's virtual globe application that allows users to view 3D buildings, imagery, terrain, any other ...
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Understanding why post is hidden

How do I make the answers to my questions posted earlier visible? https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/294451/using-rasterfromxyz-in-r-for-qgis-under-krige-baye?noredirect=1#comment472727_294451
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Inappropriate use of Title Case in question stats (Asked / Viewed / Active)?

I know this is a detail, but this kind of stuff bothers me once I notice it. And I just noticed now that GIS SE makes some rather strange use of Title Case. When you are on a question page, you see ...
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Why was 6 year old question with accepted answer closed?

I recently saw that one of my former questions was closed. Calling Python through BAT for Scheduled Task While I can appreciate the need to clean up SO, I don't really understand the case for a ...
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Questions closed for “a specific problem/error and code to reproduce it” when the question is not about an error

Recently, I have seen several questions closed for the close reason "When seeking help to debug/write/improve code always provide the desired behavior, a specific problem/error and the shortest ...
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Policy for users reporting their employment status at commercial software companies?

What is the policy on GIS SE for employees of software companies to add this information to their profiles? I believe users should add to their profile that they are an employee of a commercial ...
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Replacing MCVE with Code Snippet in custom close reason?

We currently have a custom close reason of: Questions seeking help to debug/write/improve code must include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error and the shortest code necessary to ...
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Is tag [vector-grid] appropriate for the Leaflet plugin for vector tile layers (L.VectorGrid)?

The description of the vector-grid tag says: Use for questions about vector grids which are also known as fishnets However there are these questions, which are about the Leaflet plugin for vector ...
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Using version tags for PostgreSQL

We currently have the following tags related to PostgreSQL: postgresql with 3,042 questions postgresql-10 with 27 questions postgresql-9.6 with 17 questions postgresql-9.5 with 8 questions Do we ...
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Making accepted-answer box greener

Far away from being the most important thread on GIS Meta, but I think it is valid to ask: Here is a picture that contains an accepted answer in GIS SE and an accepted answer in Stack Overflow. ...
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Why doesn't off-topic section of question closure let you choose different site than meta.gis.stackexchange.com?

I was trying to close this question about Postgresql: Getting locked out of Postgresql databases. The question didn't have any GIS content, so I thought it should be migrated to the dba....
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Why was question about PostGIS spatial functions closed?

Why was the question Finding holes in proposed districts (Polygons/Multipolygons) closed?
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Are questions about obtaining geospatial data on topic?

Based on @martin's answer, I would like to get some additional feedback on this question in the general case -- should we now direct questions about obtaining geospatial data to the new Open Data ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Why was a solaris question closed?

can someone clarify why CRS error working with Solaris was closed as off-topic? It is asking about the solaris python library for geospatial analysis and is asking a specific question about a bug/...
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Spam flag on a post with obvious undisclosed affiliation declined

On Nov 24 I red-flagged this post because: it is a link-only answer the username of the OP partly matches the domain name the avatar of the author in the About page of the blog matches the gravatar ...
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Is the [tag:qgis-plugins] tag for questions about *writing* plugins, or questions about *using* plugins?

The qgis-plugins tag has three main categories of questions: Questions by people who are developing a plugin. These questions tend to be highly technical, and involve pyqgis code. Example: Object ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Answer gets accepted but does not answer revised question

I am quite unsure about what to do, if my answer got accepted, but does not (in my opinion) answer the actual problem, but the original question. In comments to my answer the actual problem got ...
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Improving tagging of questions with [nearest-neighbor] and related tags

I edited How to find the closest segment to a point to add the nearest tag, which apparently is synonymous with proximity. I initially wanted to add the nearest-neighbor tag, but reading the ...
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Evaluation of tag [nearest-neighbor] being wrongly used to tag questions about [proximity]/[nearest] & [knn]? [duplicate]

I found Improving tagging of questions with [nearest-neighbor] and related tags addressing the issue exactly, but neither can I follow if there have been any changes made, nor, and more importantly, ...
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Do we need [customization] tag?

There is currently a customization tag which has 112 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: Modifying the default state of an application to suit a user's preferences or to address the unique ...
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Do we need [projection-mathematics] and [reprojection-mathematics] tags?

At Using/synonymizing/merging [coordinate-system] and [projection] tags? we synonymized a number of tags related to coordinate systems. Today I noticed Re-projection issues with Azimuthal Equidistant ...
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python-X vs pythonX tags

Would it be better to use, for example, python3 tag instead of python-3 because python3 is the command used to launch python3 on any operating system? A related and interesting question is Tagging ...
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Tagging Questions that involve Python programming language?

At our sister site Stack Overflow a question can be on-topic even when its only tag(s) is/are for the Python programming language and a complex system of python-* tagging has evolved there to meet ...
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Should [Oracle-18c] tag be added?

I see that we have version-specific tags for Oracle: oracle-10g with 13 questions oracle-11g with 89 questions oracle-12c with 11 questions Do we need to add a tag for Oracle 18c?
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Why are titles being edited from questions to phrases?

In 2011 and 2012 there were discussions on Meta about ensuring that titles were grammatically correct questions. I seem to remember there was a campaign to edit new questions to ensure that: A ...
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Are the [arcgis-portal] and [portal] tags duplicates?

It looks like there are two tags in GIS-SE that are related to the concept of portal: ArcGIS-Portal: Portal for ArcGIS allows you to share maps, applications, and other geographic ...
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Adding ArcGIS-10.7 tag

It looks like the ArcGIS 10.7 tag has not yet been added to GIS SE. Now that 10.7 is available, should we add this tag?
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What should questions about ArcGIS 10.1 Python Add-Ins be tagged with?

So we have the tags add-in (78 questions) and python-addin (8 questions). Some ArcGIS 10.1 Python add-in questions are marked with one or the other, and a few are marked with both. Should python-...
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How can we clarify question titles?

This was first touched upon last September where it was decided that question titles need to be actual, clear questions and not vague titles. I think this is an extremely important, fundamental part ...
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Why is there excessive question editing?

My question was edited so that it is no longer a question but a statement with a question mark at the end. People making edits should be editing for clarity and spelling/grammar errors, not to their ...
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GIS's updated site theme is live!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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Is a Pythonic MCVE acceptable for this top voted accepted GIS SE answer?

I am in the process of writing my question requesting a clarification of this top voted accepted GIS SE answer - Using Geohash for proximity searches and I have a pythonic attempt as an MCVE. Is that ...
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Can we get Stack Snippets enabled?

Just saw that StackOverflow and a few other sites have gotten a new runnable code snippets feature. As far as I can tell it is not enabled for this site -- the toolbar button to access it does not ...
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How much code is appropriate for an answer?

I think a lot of gis.SE visitors are looking for code. Sometimes a small snippet of code is sufficient to answer a question, but other times it can become lengthy. Also, at some point it becomes ...
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Generic GIS code repository? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we have a 'Code library'? Would it be possible to develop a section of the site to act as a simple code repository? For instance, many articles associated with ...
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Sharing ArcObjects/ArcGIS snippets?

Can we make an attempt to share snippets here directly which we think can be used regularly? For example, adding shapefile programmatically, or buffer etc.
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Tweaking custom close reason for poorly framed code debugging/writing/improving questions?

In Shortest code to reproduce GIS programming problems I think we made good progress on getting a more useful set of custom close reasons for GIS SE. However, I think the current wording of our ...
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Where can I see when and why my comment was deleted?

I had someone, I believe it was a mod, lazily flag a short, but valid answer of mine. If I recall correctly, I inquired (angrily) about the reason. Later I added some background to the answer to ...
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GIS Survey similar to Stack Overflow's Developer Survey?

I think that it would be really helpful and insightful if there was an annual GIS Survey for gis.stackexchange in the model of Stack Overflow's Developer Survey. Is there a particular way that this ...
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Using [bbox] and [extents] tags?

We currently have tags for: bbox which has 32 questions and a tag wiki which says: bbox is a shortened form of bounding box extents which has 543 questions and a tag wiki which says: An extent ...
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Should questions asking for product, service, data and learning (course, book, website) recommendations be explicitly off-topic?

Many questions that ask explicitly for software, data, and other recommendations are closed at GIS Stack Exchange as being "primarily opinion-based" and/or "too broad". Examples of such questions can ...

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